Monday, 2 February 2009

Friday February 2, 1894

Attended meeting of Council R.A.S. Went to Sandwich in evening returning Monday evening.

William Christie, Astronomer Royal

Map of Kent, south-east England. Greenwich is marked at the top left of the map and Sandwich on the cost on the right.

Rebekah Higgitt says....
After a meeting of the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society, Christie was off for the weekend. I don't know what he was doing in Sandwich (Kent), unless he enjoyed golf. Sandwich is the home of the Royal St George's Golf Club. Opened in 1887, in 1894 this was the first course to host the British Golf Open Championship outside Scotland - and apparently they will be hosting it again in 2011.

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